Inspired, and challenged by Christ’s words “Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me” (Mt. 25:40), St. Rose provides and encourages a number of opportunities for students to serve the Lord found in our brothers and sisters in need in the local area.
Friday Outreach is just one of the many ways St. Rose seeks to make a difference. Whether its putting together and distributing food bags with the Sisters of Charity in Asbury Park, or Volunteering at The Center in Asbury Park, each week students volunteer to go out and serve in a direct way with those “least” among us.
Helping Hands is a club dedicated to service. In the spirit of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, members of Helping Hands are committed to serving the “dear neighbor" in need. Ready for any and every good work, club participants give particular attention to the needs of persons, communities, and organizations that are local to Saint Rose High School. Although focused on neighborhood concerns, members acknowledge the importance of reaching out to our global brothers and sisters. In order to accomplish these goals, Helping Hands members serve as a direct extension of the Saint Rose High School Campus Ministry Department.
In addition to the Friday Outreach and Helping Hands efforts, the St. Rose community regularly collects food supplies for the Mercy Center in Asbury Park, organizes and supplies a large Thanksgiving Food Drive, collects items to support The Henry B King Medical Brigade in Honduras at Christmas, and gives to The Madonna House among other charities and organizations. Students are always encouraged to seek out other opportunities for giving as well.